THIS IS GREAT NEWS . . . ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOXING NOVELS, EVERY TIME I TALK TO LISTON (2004) NOW HAS A JUST RELEASED SEQUEL, LAS VEGAS SOUL . . . LAS VEGAS SOUL PICKS UP A HEARTBEAT AFTER EVERY TIME I TALK TO LISTON, FEATURING THE SAME CAST OF STRONG CHARACTERS (SCRAP IRON FLETCHER, TNT, UNC, T-BONE TAYLOR) AND A FISTFUL OF NEW ONES - OKTAY KEMAL, A WHIRLING DERVISH TURKISH FIGHTER WHO MIGHT BE THE BEST FIGHTER SCRAP HAS EVER SEEN, LYLE MACK, A POWERFUL YOUNG HEAVYWEIGHT WITH LOADS OF POTENTIAL WHO SHOWS UP IN TNT’S TRAINING CAMP UNANNOUNCED, AND A MYSTERIOUS BLUES MUSICIAN SCRAP BEFRIENDS WHO EERILY REMINDS HIM OF THE LATE, GREAT SONNY LISTON . . .
LAS VEGAS SOUL
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After years of struggling inside the ring, former heavyweight sparring partner Amos "Scrap Iron" Fletcher is finally seeing success outside of it. When Scrap leads Rodney "TNT" Timmons to the heavyweight championship of the world, it appears that all of Scrap's dreams are coming true: he's suddenly one of the world's hottest fight trainers, he's used his management savvy to line up a multi-million dollar title-fight rematch with former champ "T-Bone" Taylor, and his relationship with his law-student girlfriend appears to be headed in the right direction.
But with his newfound success, the only thing Scrap finds he can count on is change. Is TNT losing his edge as he trains for the rematch? Are the talented
new fighters Scrap has taken under his wing as loyal as TNT? And who is the mysterious blues musician that Scrap keeps running into who eerily resembles the late heavyweight champ Sonny Liston, a fighter Scrap looks to as his patron saint?
Las Vegas Soul, the new novel from acclaimed writer Brian DeVido, explores what happens to a man once his initial dreams have been realized, and the lengths he must go to in order to make his new ones a reality.